Hello Alumni,

Happy Spring!

We are excited to update you on our Alumni events and have several Alumni Awards and Scholarships to tell you about. 

Our recent Alumni Awards Ceremony was a wonderful event.  This year's celebration focused on the College's solar energy and sustainability initiatives and included esteemed alumni from our Department of Urban Horticulture & Design and the School of Engineering Technology.  It was a wonderful celebration of camaraderie and, as our premier fundraiser, it was a great success.  We are privileged to have such a dedicated group of alumni who continue to show support for their alma mater.  To view photos of the event, click 2014 DINNER.  

Our annual Mark Ellis Walk was held on campus on Saturday, April 5.  Local police precincts showed their support with Police Officers and K-9 Units who walked in honor of Mark, a 1997 Criminal Justice graduate who perished on 9/11.  Donations collected from the walk are used for the Mark Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund.  It was a beautiful day of remembrance and support.  To view photos of the event, click on 2014 ELLIS WALK.

The Alumni Association awards several scholarships to deserving students each year and we are proud to announce the winners of this year's awards.  These individuals exemplify the academic as well as service excellence of our Farmingdale student body:

  • Outstanding Students of the Year - Darnell Toussaint and John Scuteri
  • Alumni Association Scholarship - Aristides Moreno
  • Professor Becker's BBQ Sauce Scholarship - Leon Murphy
  • Alice Pan Ting Memorial Scholarship - Maria Cervantes
  • Mark Ellis Memorial Scholarship - Gilda Angeles
  • EOC Richard Robinson Scholarship - Landy Harding
  • NEAT Grant Award Winner - Ellery Mann


This month we have twin brothers in the news.  The Ruggiero brothers, 61 year old identical twins, will graduate together on May 17, 2014. Although Robert Ruggiero completed all degree requirements in 1973 he did not attend commencement because his brother Ronnie was 3 credits short and could not graduate.  Ronnie recently completed those 3 credits and so both brothers will walk together this year for this one-of-a-kind moment!  Read all about it here: RUGGIERO BROTHERS GRADUATE.


A recent art show on Long Island highlighted the work of FSC students.  The Babylon Art Festival, co-created by FSC alumna Theresa Santmann, began as a way to help bring back art into the schools. The Festival has since grown to include local colleges including Farmingdale State College.  At this year's show, several FSC students won awards.  Read more about it at ART SHOW.


Hurricane Sandy relief is still needed. Many families are still in need of service after this devastating storm. The Civilian Emergency Response Corps is looking for volunteers.  Our most vulnerable populations are still struggling including seniors and special needs individuals.  Many of our alumni were affected by this terrible event and if any alumni feel they have the time and skills to assist, even for a few hours, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please read the FLYER and learn how you can help. 


Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, October 18-19, 2014.  We continue to plan this special weekend for all alumni, especially our 50th and 60th year reunion alumni from the classes of 1954 and 1964.  This year the reunion coincides with Homecoming/Family Weekend which will include a barbecue on the Great Lawn on Saturday afternoon with alumni baseball, soccer games and family activities as well as music and other amusements.  More information to come.

Alumni & Friends Night Out With The Ducks, September 20, 2014.  This is an annual Alumni event at Bethpage Stadium to see a Long Island Ducks baseball game.  This year they'll be playing the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 7:05 p.m.  Join us for a night of family, fun and fireworks.


See what's happening on campus!  Stay connected to current campus life through the Farmingdale website and by clicking on the following student publications.




Donations to the Alumni Association are used to support scholarships and other alumni initiatives.  We welcome your financial support as we continue to promote the Alumni Association and bring you special events and programs.  Mail your donation to our office or click the MAKE A GIFT link.  Our thanks to all who have donated in the past. We look forward to your continued support.  Please call our office at 631-420-2369 for additional information.


Click on the UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION link to be sure we have your most recent email address so we can keep you informed of all alumni activities and benefits.

Please contact the Alumni Office for additional information on alumni events or activities and stay connected with all things alumni at www.farmingdale.edu/alumni.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Michelle Johnson
Director, Alumni Relations
Farmingdale State College Alumni Association
Ward Hall, Room 10
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 631-420-2369

For more information, contact Michelle Johnson, Director, at 631-420-2369, johnsom@farmingdale.edu
or alumni@farmingdale.edu